In the illustrious words of Sergeant Doakes from Dexter, "Surprise, mofo!" >:D Hahaha. Ahh. Classic Doakes. I miss that show. Anyway, I have another harbinger of death outfit for you. Yesssss. One look from me will kill you! Kill you dead. All I did was use old pieces from my closet and put a twist on them.
Come closer. Closer. Yes, yes, but don't look at me, you fool! Do you have a death wish?! Look away! Good. Now, let me explain what I did here. ;D First, I started with the usual thermal undergarments for warmth, though I found that I didn't really need them. It was crazy warm out! F*cking hate when that happens. What the hell is up with the weather, lately? Anyway, I started out with a black sweater on top and thick black leggings on the bottom. Then I put on a sleeveless, asymmetrical white dress.
I took a sleeveless black, high low top and slipped that on over the dress, but this time, I wore it backwards! :D Yeah. Mixing things up and all that. In so doing, I cover up the white dress in the front, but leave some of it exposed in the back. Then, I did something that I'm super excited about. I put on a sleeveless, fur hooded vest and then layered my fringed poncho and buttoned shrug over it. :D
I don't normally say this about myself, because I'm most comfortable wading in a pool of self-deprecation, but I think the hood idea is pretty f*cking genius. When I had this outfit on my mannequin, I thought: 'Ahh, man. I wish I had a big "red riding" hood to wear with this. It's just missing that little something extra.' Then, I remembered that I had a faux leather hooded vest that I thrifted ages ago and that the hood on it is pretty deep. However, there was the issue of how to work the hood into the outfit without making it look as if I was wearing a whole bunch of clothes (and I *was* wearing a whole bunch of clothes heh). So, I had to choose my fabrics carefully and the fringe poncho expertly hid the vest without making my chest area look bulky. I love that the hood looks like it is attached to some part of the outfit. I don't think it is readily noticeable that it is a completely separate piece. :P
It's really hard to do a completely unique, monochromatic outfit over and over again. It's not easy to change it up so you don't look like you're wearing something you've already worn. I think the hood trick helped to elevate this look and make it stand out from my previous monochromatic styles.
Click here and here to see two black and white styles I wore in the past. You'll notice that I use some of the same pieces, but each outfit looks completely different. So, while this outfit may look deceptively simple, it is actually quite complex in terms of the pieces I chose to wear; how I wore them; and how I went about creating the look so that it would be distinct in comparison to past monochromatic outfits.
Thrifted - Black Buttoned Shrug & Faux Leather Hooded Vest
Hot Topic - Black Knee High Lace Up Wedge Boots
c/o zeroUV - Chrome Crosshair Sunglasses
VJ Style - Gold Studded Barrel Bag
ModCloth - Black High Low Top
ASOS - Black Fringed Poncho